Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pounding the Pavement (Well, Sidewalk)

Do you use chalk? Do you ever end up with iddy biddy chalk stubs? What do you do with them? I found this great idea from The Chocolate Muffin Tree  and  The Imagination Tree where you can crush them to make paint, but we decided that rather than making paint, we would just SPLAT our stubs all over the wet sidewalk!

The technique is quite simple. Wait for the rain to stop OR go out in the rain... Plop a chalk stub down and hit it with a hammer.... and SPLAT! Lovely bursts of color!
An opportunity to use real tools.
If/when the sidewalk starts to dry up, make sure you have a water bottle available for spraying! 
Spraying, pounding, drawing.... great fun with chalk!
And, when you get tired of chalk, attempt to recreate the plunger print pumpkin patch.....  that the rain washed away! 

Have fun pounding the pavement  sidewalk!

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Ticia said...

This would require, well rain........ But, it sure looks fun.

Amy A @ Child Central Station said...

Ticia- you could always hose the sidewalk down ;).

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